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Abishur meaning

אבישור

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🔼The name Abishur in the Bible

There's only one Abishur in the Bible, and he's the brother of Nadab and a son of Shammai (1 Chronicles 2:28), who is a son of Onam, who's a son of Jerahmeel and Atarah. Jerahmeel is the firstborn son of Hezron and Abijah, and Hezron is a son of Perez, a son of Judah and Tamar. Abishur's wife is Abihail and their sons are Ahban and Molid.

🔼Etymology of the name Abishur

The name Abishur consists of two elements. The first part comes from the common word אב (ab), meaning father:

The letter yod probably turns the word ab into a possessive form, meaning either my father or father of, depending on the context.

The second part of the name Abishur comes from the interesting root group שור (shur), meaning either to present, to see or to be raised up or get exited:

🔼Abishur meaning

The name Abishur means any combination of the above, from The Father Will Present to My Father Watches or Father Of The Vines. For some reason, however, scholars seem to prefer to translate the שור part with wall:

For a meaning of the name Abishur NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads The Father Is A Wall. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Father Of A Wall, and BDB Theological Dictionary proposes My Father Is A Wall.